Taiwanese fear Holiday KTV-Cashbox merger could lead to higher prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese KTV (Karaoke club) rivals Holiday KTV and Cashbox Partyworld announced they would merge on Thursday (Feb. 21), Taiwanese netizens questioned if the tie-up of su...

'Extinct' Formosan clouded leopard spotted in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A leopard thought to be extinct, the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), has been spotted by several witnesses in the wilderness of southeast Taiwan, report...

Deranged assailant slashes open woman's stomach in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When taking her mother out for dinner last night (Feb. 22), a woman was suddenly attacked by another woman with a knife, severing her finger and slashing her stomach open. L...

Mineral water sold at Taiwan Muji stores found to contain carcinogens 4 times safe limit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mineral water sold at outlets of the Japanese retail chain Muji in Taiwan have been found to contain excessive levels of carcinogens, and customers have until May to return the...

Snow likely on 4 of Taiwan's mountains tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass blasts south into Taiwan, temperatures have dropped to as low as 10.8 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and snow in four of Taiwan's tallest...

Rape by Taiwanese abortion doctor exposed after wife tried to catch mistress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after the shocking news that a doctor at an abortion clinic had raped his patient while she was undergoing an abortion procedure in his clinic in Taoyuan, Taiwan, it has ...

Snow could fall on 3 of Taiwan's peaks this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass arrives tonight, there is a "high probability of snowfall" on three of Taiwan's mountains over this weekend, according to Central W...

Vigilantes hurl eggs at alleged rapist's abortion clinic in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Vigilantes tossed eggs at the clinic and car owned by a doctor early this morning, after news broke yesterday that he had raped a migrant worker while she was undergoing an abo...

Taiwanese students chop leg off Chiang Kai-shek equestrian statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The leg of an equestrian statue of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) was cut off by college students early this morning on the campus of National Chengchi University (NCCU) to retaliate ag...

Taiwan's China Airlines pilot caught on video sleeping in cockpit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday (Feb. 20), EBC News released video footage of a pilot sleeping in the cockpit of an airborne China Airlines (CAL) flight. In the video, a pilot in uniform can b...

Doctor caught raping migrant worker undergoing abortion in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A doctor has been caught on camera sexually assaulting a migrant worker while she was undergoing an abortion procedure at his clinic in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and he is suspected of ...

Xi may restrict Chinese tourism abroad to protect forex reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An editorial by Nikkei asserts that in order to prop up the Chinese Yuan, China may begin to strengthen restrictions on capital outflow and even travel by tourists abroad, pote...

Tropical Storm Wutip gaining strength, not yet a threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Wutip, a rare cyclone for February, has continued to gain strength in the Western Pacific and could soon become a typhoon, but forecasters do not currently belie...

Cold air mass to bring mercury down to 12 degrees in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A continental cold air mass will descend upon Taiwan tomorrow (Feb. 22) bringing temperatures down to as low as 12 degrees Celsius by Saturday. Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮)...

Taiwan Cabinet releases momentous bill to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday (Feb. 20) put forth a draft bill which will act as the legal basis for same-sex marriages, while not changing the civil code, as was demanded ...